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Training and Professional Development for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs)

Training and Professional Development Events for PGRs, Spring Semester 2020-21 

The schedule of Training and Professional Development events for PGRs in Spring Semester 2020-21 can be found here: PGR Training & Professional Development, Spring Semester 2020-21








GPS Summer School in Generic & Transferable Skills, May 24th - May 28th, 2021 (Residential Week - Continues online throughout the Summer). ​

The Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) YouTube channel can be found here

Guidelines for Postgraduate Researchers using Thesis TURNITIN
Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) who wish to run a similarity report on a piece of your work may use the ‘Thesis TURNITIN checker’ on SULIS for this purpose. The Thesis TURNITIN checker facility is to enable you to identify similarities between your work and published material already in the public domain. The Guidelines for Postgraduate Researchers using Thesis TURNITIN  will help to ensure your compliance with the academic and research integrity policies of the university. 

Research Integrity Training

UL offers online training in Research Integrity through the Epigeum training portal. All research students should undertake Research Integrity Training. 

Click on Research Integrity to find out how to access the programme, along with guidelines around usage, content, and data protection. 

Library Resources-Thesis Preparation

As a currently registered postgraduate research (PGR) student or prospective applicant, you can familiarise yourself with some library resources and supports to identify some of the critical skills you will need to carry out the research required for your thesis. e.g. information/source appraisal and academic referencing. Click on Library Resources to access. 

Transferable Skills workshops 

Throughout the academic year, the Graduate School co-ordinates transferable skills workshops for postgraduate research students as required. Workshops taking place during the academic year 2020/21 include:

  • Questionnaire Design
  • Survey & Sampling
  • Introduction to SPSS
  • Basic Statistics
  • Exploring Relationships & Regression Theories
  • Working with Long Documents
  • Endnote
  • Advanced PowerPoint
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Presentation Skills
  • Careers Briefing
  • Project Management for Researchers
  • Interview Skills
  • Planning your Academic Career
  • Effective Communication
  • CV Preparation
  • Perfect Pitch
  • Thesis Writing

For further information on any of the above workshops please contact Anne O'Dwyer, Research Training Coordinator, Graduate School, at 061 202672 or email